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Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers

by Amy Bowerman


I’m having a great day today and I certainly hope you all are too!  I’m very excited to share a paper flower arrangement I have created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  Let me tell you this challenge certainly “sparked” my creativity and I managed to learn a few new tricks along the way :)

My project was inspired by this darling photo.  I adore this color scheme!  I’m hooked on hot pink and mint now…and am already thinking about making funky poinsettias for Christmas.  I was also inspired by the Kraft Journal challenge Lavish Layers.

Working with the mint, hot pink and kelly green scheme I created this fun paper flower arrangement.

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Minty Fresh Paper Flowers

I have made a LOT of paper flowers but have NEVER used digital stamps.  Well, there’s a first time for everything, and by Jove I think I LIKE it!!  Paper Smooches Digital stamps were used here. Don’t the images just pop?  What an appropriate name too “Paper Smooches”  I feel like I’ve been given a kiss by the creativity fairy.  I colored the images with Copic markers and varied the blends to create different looks while keeping with the color scheme.  I also adjusted the sizes of the images to add variety as well.

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Birds Eye View

I attempted to create “ruffled” leaves out of fabric but unfortunately that was a crafting fail….so I ruffled my petals instead.  I was really pleased with how they came out.  These were old dies I had that had been collecting dust on a shelf.  A pinch here and a tweak their and I’ve got a new paper flower type and a new use for an old die :)

pretty in pink paper flowers

Paper Smooches in 3D

I’ve had these fun sparkly buttons for a while now.  I didn’t want to take away from the Paper Smooches images and these buttons worked perfectly!  Another first for me…using Kraft glassine.  I love the leathery texture of it when wrinkled.  It reminds me of leather and wood grain.

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Itty Bitty Paper Smooches

Here you can really see the “ruffles” and an itty bitty Paper Smooches image.

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Detail Oriented

I know the picture is blurry…I was shaking like a leaf (pun intended)…but I wanted to show the under petals!  I’ve added them before and they just haven’t looked right, but this time around I think I may have perfected it!

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Hand stitched leaves

One more first…adding leaves!  I never add leaves to my arrangements but I think I may have to start.  Aren’t these too cute?  They were a freebie with the latest Sizzix die I bought.  The leaves were made from Kraft paper and Kraft Glassine colored with peeled paint Distress Stain.  I stitched them by hand with mint twine to add texture and interest.  The clothes pin was painted white and then colored with Copic markers.  Distress inks were used to color the daisy on the front of the tag (see above) and of course the mint twine “ties” it all together.

That’s all for me today I hope to see you again soon!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Amy*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Lynne Phelps October 19, 2011 at 12:14 am

Wow, the outlines and details on the digital stamps REALLY add a neat touch to the paper flowers! I think you are really onto something special here! The calyx and leaves really add so much to the bouquet, and I love the pop of all this lovely Copic color! I know you are very busy right now, ahem, cough, cough, but when you have time I believe you mentioned a tutorial on assembling these beauties? We won’t forget!

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2 Tracy October 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Definitely lots of layers here. Fun AND Pretty ones! Beautiful project Amy. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

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3 Audrey Pettit October 6, 2011 at 7:52 am

Wow, wow, wow! Your flower creations are SO amazing, Amy! You really excel is flower making. Love all the texture and curl you gave these. How cool to use the digital stamps, too. So awesome that you can adjust the sizes and all that way. Love the glittery buttons and love the underside. Everything is just so detailed. Gorgeous leaves, too. And now you’ve got me wanting to play with the kraft glassine. :)
Thanks so much for sharing these with us at The Kraft Journal.

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